SA Medical Education and Training (SA MET)
The South Australian Medical Education and Training (SA MET) Health Advisory Council (HAC) is an unincorporated council established by, and reporting, to the Minister for Health and Ageing in South Australia.
Its role is to improve the quality of education, training and welfare for interns and trainee medical officers (TMOs) within South Australia and make recommendations for the accreditation of TMO positions in health services.
The SA MET HAC is supported by the SA MET Unit staff who provide secretariat support for the council and undertake a range of other medical education, training and workforce functions for the South Australian health system.
These roles were previously undertaken by predecessor organisations, the South Australian Institute of Medical Education and Training (SA IMET) and the Postgraduate Medical Council of South Australia (PMCSA).
Revised Accreditation Standards
The revised South Australian Medical Education and Training (SA MET) Accreditation Standards will take effect on 1 January, 2015.
While maintaining the ethos of the previous Accreditation Standards, the revised version is significantly different in structure and content. To view the revised Accreditation Standards please click here.
Intern applications for 2015 - Update 17/09/2014
Offers for 2015 intern positions in South Australia are ongoing. All category 1.1, 1.2, 2.1 and 2.2 applicants have been offered a position. Offers will now be made to category 3 applicants, if and when positions become available.
All offers will be made by email and applicants will have 48 hours to accept or decline an offer. Applicants must ensure that they check their emails regularly as an offer will be automatically declined if a response is not received by the stated date and time. You can check the status of your application at any time by logging into your application.
For applicants who have been offered an internship in South Australia, it is anticipated that allocation to home hospitals will occur towards the end of September.
Intern positions in SA for 2015
One of the measures in the 2014 Federal budget was the abolition of the Prevocational General Practice Placement Program (PGPPP). This program provided funding for prevocational doctors to undertake placements in general practice settings.
In 2014 the PGPPP funded 23 intern positions in South Australia from a total of 278 intern positions, plus 16 PGY2+ positions. With the loss of this funding, the number of intern positions in South Australia for 2015 has been reduced proportionately.
It is anticipated that there will be 244 Commonwealth-supported graduates from SA medical schools in 2015 and 47 international student graduates. We are not able to make any predictions regarding the likelihood of offers being made to interstate applicants and international medical student applicants.
PGY2+/RMO allocation for 2015 - Update 22/09/2014
Offers for PGY2+ (RMO) positions within South Australia are now complete.
SA MET’s allocation process has been finalised, however for some training programs, vacancies still exist. A list of applicants who have not received an offer will be provided to the hospitals from 24 September 2014 to allow further offers to fill vacancies. Any offers will continue to occur via email from SA MET and a response will be required online within 48 hours of the offer date.
All employment contracts are managed by the hospital. If you have any enquiries regarding your employment please contact the hospitals Trainee Medical Officer Unit directly. Please remember, appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Report obtained through the Screening and Licensing Branch, Department for Communities and Social Inclusion, as requested by your employing site.
You can check the status of your application at any time by logging into your application.